We were able to make a return visit to the Applewood Manor after 2 years, and it remains just as inviting as our previous visit. This B and B is clean and comfortable with a warm and "homey" feeling. The hosts make sure that everything you need is there and make you feel right at home from the minute you arrive. It was cold when we arrived and Nancy was quick to serve us some coffee and tea and cookies. The bedrooms (our family stayed in the Hannah and Noah rooms) are large and super clean. And the bathrooms are huge also, which is certainly not typical of B and B's. The breakfast is a relaxing sit down breakfast and, of course, quite delicious. Nancy helps with directions, suggestions for dinner, etc. FYI - The wine selection in the local general store is interesting. At Nancy's suggestion, we checked it out and we weren't disappointed. We look forward to returning again. If I were parent of a Castleton student, I would look no further than the Applewood Manor. You are extremely lucky to have this wonderful B and B so close to Castleton State.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Applewood Manor is a national award-winning B&B. Situated in picturesque Castleton and convenient to Killington and other Central Vermont attractions, Applewood Manor is renowned for its comfortable elegance, excellent hospitality, and rich history dating back to the 1780's. Original brick and marble fireplaces grace the public rooms, and each of the five guest bedrooms has a private bathroom, deluxe mattresses, and nicely-appointed furnishings. In summer, the porch, patio & swimming pool are pleasant places to relax The 33-acre property offers woodland walks, snowshoe trail, and a river for trout-fishing. The area presents spectacular scenery; a wealth of activities including hiking, fishing, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling; fabulous shopping; and unique historical places of interest. Applewood Manor makes a great home base for exploring Vermont or just enjoying a getaway. You can get there by car, Cape Air from Boston, or Amtrak’s Ethan Allen express from NYC which stops at the beautifully-renovated Castleton station. ... more less